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Need romantic/quiet ( not Charleston) Baltimore rec's

ryzaroo Jan 26, 2008 09:50 AM

I need a recommendation for a VERY ROMANTIC AND QUIET dinner spot in Baltimore or the surrounding suburbs for next weekend. There is no limit on expense. Need a good solid American, French, or Italian place.

These places are already off my list.

Charleston ( were not impressed)
Tersiguel's ( LOVE IT but been a lot and want something new)
Prime Rib ( just went)
Antrim 1844 ( LOVE it but too far of a drive for what I need)

Any rec's?

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    a70wilson Jan 27, 2008 02:02 PM

    I'm a bit late to the game, but I've always thought Henninger's was pretty romantic. And great food. The best comes next Friday when bars go smoke-free, so you won't have to walk past the smoky bar to get to the small quiet dining area. I don't think they do restaurant week, so it could also be an option.

    Henninger's Tavern
    1812 Bank St, Baltimore, MD 21231

    1. JonParker Jan 27, 2008 07:26 AM

      You've got some good recs here, but one thing I'd keep in mind is that Restaurant Week runs through next weekend, and some places have extended it, so if you want quiet and romantic, you probably want to pick a place that's not participating. Even the ones that might normally be good choices will probably not be up their usual standards.

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      1. re: JonParker
        ryzaroo Jan 27, 2008 10:14 AM

        OOoooOO good point! I completely forgot about RW!

        It sounds like Abacrombie is just what I am looking for.

        Thank you everyone!

        1. re: ryzaroo
          venera Jan 27, 2008 07:07 PM

          Please report back....I'm planning on going as soon as I'm back in the States and would be grateful for additional input on how it is with the new ownership.

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        venera Jan 27, 2008 12:33 AM

        I second the Abacrombie rec. Have a cocktail at the bar and then tuck into a quiet table in the back of the room for some deliciousness. We did our 8th anniversary there, and I was definitely googly. (The top-notch dirty martini and wine flight may have added to the googly factor....)

        I was Sotto Sopra for Restaurant Week last year and it was crowded and loud. YMMV, however. I thought that the food was only average, but again, it was the RW menu.

        I think what makes Abacrombie so great for me is the service. Unobtrusive, so that I can spend time making goo-goo eyes at my man without feeling like the server is watching me. :)

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        1. re: venera
          bordeauxfan Jan 27, 2008 04:31 AM

          I second the Abacrombie rec. Cinghiale to me does not qualify as QUIET, unless you're there on a weeknight early.

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            sistereurope Jan 27, 2008 05:34 AM

            I definitely agree with the Abacrombie rec since it sounds like they are back and as good as before! (yea!) I also think that Corks would fit the bill.

        2. BmoreHound Jan 26, 2008 08:53 PM

          Interesting question. Not sure what the most romantic restaurant is in Baltimore anymore; might be worth a thread.

          Louisiana is a really romantic restaurant but I've not been there for a while so I can't vouch for food. I think Kali's Court is more romantic than Black Olive, but I like the Black Olive food better.

          Have you thought about Cinghiale? Had a really really good dinner there the other day.

          I also had a terrific meal at Tabrizi's in Harborview - that's a pretty romantic spot.

          My only other thoughts are Sotto Sopra and Chameleon Cafe. Sotto Sopra is very romantic; I've had nothing but good food there but I know some other people have a lesser opinion on this.

          Not sure how romantic or quiet Chameleon Cafe is, but the food is superb.

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          1. re: BmoreHound
            Hal Laurent Jan 27, 2008 06:59 AM

            > Have you thought about Cinghiale?

            Cinghiale is anything but quiet.

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            Hue Jan 26, 2008 12:22 PM

            Pierpoints in Fells Point is to be considered(Aliceanna Street).
            Marticks especially if you have never been there.
            Second The Black Olive(use OPEN TABLE and let them know about the occasion and any special requests).
            Brass Elephant for atmosphere but the food has gotten iffy.
            Elkridge Furnace Inn of Rte 1 in Elkridge.
            I prefer the Libratores in Westminster.
            Harrymann House in Reisterstown.
            Mia Carolina in Glyndon.

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            1. re: Hue
              kelarry Jan 26, 2008 08:01 PM

              I agree with Corks or Marticks.

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              youngfoodieguy Jan 26, 2008 10:35 AM

              Corks in Fed Hill, Abacrombie in Mt Vernon, O Grille in H Valley, I like Libratores off of 83 near Timomiun. Maybe Black Olive

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                maddogg280 Jan 26, 2008 10:10 AM

                For your consideration:
                Corks in Fed Hill
                Melting Pot in Towson
                Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley
                Brasserie Tatin in Roland Park
                Milton Inn in Parkton
                Cafe Troia in Towson
                Enjoy your romantic evening!

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